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Curriculum Vitae Resume Sample

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An attorney is a professional individual that performs a number of legal roles in the private, corporate or government sectors. Because this role has a lot of responsibility, it is vitally important to make a great first impression with a well-written attorney resume. Below is an attorney sample resume which will provide some insight into how to craft your own properly.

Jorge Burchett
4081 Philli Lane, Coweta, OK 74429 – (333) 333 4444 – jburchett@bca.org


Attorney with seven years of corporate law experience looking for employment as counsel for a financial investment company. Applicant possesses expert level communications skills. Professional has extensive experience dealing with a variety of financial legal matters that include contracts, tax law, inheritance, investment and other areas. Applicant is self-motivated possessing effective leadership skills. Training abilities are also fully developed along with extensive experiencing researching case law.

Professional Experience

James, Potts and Wuhlfers, Inc., Tulsa, OK 2007 - Present
Junior Lawyer

• Conducting case law research proving associate lawyers with detailed information.
• Participating as Second Chair in court adjudicated cases brought against the law firm.
• Preparing administrative papers necessary for court filing.
• Acting as media liaison for all information released by firm.
• Contacting local print, radio, television and “new” media arranging press conference.
• Arranging for training and educational workshops for law firm employees.

Glendening McKenna Prescott & Robertson, Tulsa, OK 2004 - 2007
Junior Lawyer

• Helped prepare court cases verifying fact background gathering.
• Represented clientele in non-court litigation.
• Acted as associate counsel during selected court cases.
• Conducted research.
• Prepared briefs and motions as directed by assignment from law firm partners.

Moyers, Martin, Santee and Imel, L.L.P., Tulsa, OK 2003
Summer Associate

• Participated in contract law research.
• Helped during pre-court preparation stage discovering pertinent case facts.
• Composed a variety of legal documents for sales contracts, lease arrangement and more.
• Helped conduct market research for promoting the law firm through new media channels.


Princeton Law School, Princeton, NJ
Juris Doctor, 2002

• Participant, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
• Participant, Business Law Society
• Member of the annual Law Review
• Participated in research as a student assistant in Trademark Law. Wrote content for publication, and prepared documents for presentations delivered at the annual Trademark Law Society gathering in Denver

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
BA in Political Science, 2000

• Graduated fifth in class
• Made the Dean’s List every semester
• Member of National Honor Society
• Phi Delta Alpha
• Teaching Assistant in 1999, Department of International Politics. Conducted academic counselling sessions for freshman students. Performed exam study reviews for students
• Administered student testing


Oklahoma State Bar licensed
Arkansas State Bar licensed
Texas State Bar licensed

Professional Organizations

• Oklahoma State Bar Association (Committee participant for Contract, Trademark and Real Estate law sections)
• Tulsa County Bar Association
• Arkansas State Bar Association, General Member

Community Involvement

• Volunteer legal work for Tulsa Housing Authority (non-profit)
• Volunteer Lawyer for the Tulsa Cares


• Spanish spoken fluently; conversational in Portuguese

Technical Skills

• Microsoft Office Suite
• Various Internet applications
• Accomplished photographer
• Moderate Photoshop skills

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